Post # 1
I think I have my invitation design picked out. It’s a somewhat elaborate DIY with materials from Cards & Pockets. I am well-versed in paper crafts and cutting/putting them together won’t be a problem – just the time. Fiance would be happy to help me and my bridesmaids would help if I visited them for a weekend (live a few hours away in different directions from all of them), but honestly – I’m nitpicky on these things and would prefer to do them myself.
I’m planning on sending them in mid- to late- January. Is now too early to start working on them?
The only risk I see is if something were to change in terms of venue or accommodations. We have all our contracts though, and I think that would be just as much a risk in December as now. Our guest list is pretty set and I’d be making a few extra invitations.
Thoughts? How early can one begin working on printed “final” materials without it being risky?
Post # 3
If you’ve got all the details set and you’re excited about it, go for it now. A friend of mine designed ours and she got them printed as soon as I had my date and time set. That was about 9 mos before the wedding.
Post # 4
Yes! You should definitely go ahead and work on them now. It’s always nice to get things done and ready to go! 😀
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
I’d start now– the things that could make a major change are just as likely now as they are in February– but the last thing you want is to be scrambling to get them done in January.
Post # 6
It could be a fun winter project! Why not start now?
Post # 7
I would start now. If they are elaborate (I’m thinking multiple layers) I would start with the pieces that don’t have details printed on them. So cutting all of the paper, gluing the major pieces with no words on them together, ect. When you finish that, if the details haven’t changed then go ahead and print them.